Check out the trailer for Dinesh D’Souza’s new cinematic masterpiece

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Check out the trailer for Dinesh D'Souza's new cinematic masterpieceDinesh D'Souza (Credit: CNN)

He may not be 100 percent on understanding and/or following campaign finance law, but when it comes to making slick, low-budget movies with a decidedly right-wing and apocalyptic bent, no one in the conservative movement today can hold a candle to Dinesh D’Souza. He proved as much with the surprise hit, “2016: Obama’s America,” and with the release of the trailer for his next opus, “America,” it appears D’Souza is ready to blow away what few doubters remain.

The trailer made its official debut at CPAC 2014, but the Hollywood Reporter has gotten its hands on it, too — and it’s a doozy.

After a lengthy montage of all manner of Americana — Steve Jobs, Ronald Reagan, World War II, JFK; a smorgasbord of images and sounds that someone who’d never been to America would associate with the country, basically — the trailer cuts to a “Saving Private Ryan”-esque battlefield scene featuring American revolutionaries fighting British redcoats. At the center of the scrum, riding on his steed and urging his men onward to victory and freedom (with nary a French soldier to be seen) is none other than George Washington.

Things seem to be going well enough for Washington and company…until they aren’t. Near the end of the trailer, Washington is suddenly gunned down in the midst of battle. As we hear someone in the background scream “Retreat!” the camera hovers above Washington’s prostrate body, and soon thereafter the narrator steps in. “Imagine the unimaginable,” he intones. “What would the world look like if America did not exist?” It’s at this point that we see some of the U.S.’s most recognizable landmarks — Mt. Rushmore, the Washington Monument, the Statue of Liberty, the Marine Corps Memorial — disintegrating into the wind.

Will Washington make it? Will Steve Jobs still wear jeans and a black turtleneck? Will Ronald Reagan still singlehandedly win the Cold War by doing what none of his predecessors could and demanding the leaders of the U.S.S.R. stop being so terrible and Berlin Wall-upholding? Only D’Souza really knows — and he’s not telling ’til at least this summer, when “America” is finally released.

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Relive the U.S.’s greatest hits, fear for the world in some alternative dimension where it never came to exist, and watch the trailer for “America” below, via the Hollywood Reporter:

Elias Isquith
Elias Isquith is a staff writer at Salon, focusing on politics. Follow him on Twitter at @eliasisquith.

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